Tribal Organization: Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians
KEWADIN CASINO LANSING
Michigan Avenue and Cedar Street
(Adjacent to the Lansing Center)
The Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians hope to build this Kewadin Casino in downtown Lansing. It will be a 125,000-square-foot facility costing and estimated $245 million. Employment is estimated at 1,500 permanent jobs plus 700 construction jobs.
The project has been stopped by order of a federal judge. In April 2013 the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians asked the U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati to overturn the injunction. A reversal is necessary before the tribe can apply to the U.S. Interior Department to take the land into federal trust for the purpose of gaming.
If the legal struggle is successful for the tribe, there will be two phases of construction. A temporary casino will be
built at the corner of Michigan Avenue and Larch Street. A permanent casino will
be built later on a larger site along Larch Street.
3,000 slot machines
48 table games
TBA - multiple bars and restaurants
Two parking decks - 2,900 total spaces